Join the circus at The Secret Theatre in LIC

The Queens Players brings the circus to town with its production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at The Secret Theatre. Photo courtesy Queens Players

The Queens Players brings the circus to town with its production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at The Secret Theatre. Photo courtesy Queens Players

The calendar may say otherwise, but it will soon be mid-summer in Long Island City when the Queens Players present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” beginning Sept. 26

Taking a cue from the current Broadway hit revival of “Pippin,” Director Illana Stein has chosen to place the action within a circus tent populated by fairies who call the shots.

“Whenever I think of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I immediately think about a line from one of Puck’s last speeches,” said Illana. “‘I am sent with broom before, to sweep the dust behind the door.’ I imagine Puck with a broom cleaning up the mess, erasing all of the visions, and leaving us to wonder what did we just witness?  Our wildest dream? A nightmare? A mixture of the two?”

If you’re up for the adventure, the show runs at The Secret Theatre on 23rd Street in LIC from Sept. 26 through Oct. 12. Tickets are $18.

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